The terminologies like “go green”, “eco-friendly” have all become so popular that even children started speaking these words regularly. The word ‘eco-friendly’ is used with so many products, shown in so many advertisements, TV shows, etc. Does anyone really understand the true meaning of this terminology so that you can implement the best practices that lead to healthy living? Using eco-friendly products prevents contributions to water, air and soil pollution and are less toxic.
Here are top 10 eco-friendly practices that you can easily begin at home. You can achieve these by reducing, reusing, recycling, refusing and conserving.
There are many cases where people might buy things unnecessarily even if they do not need them at that time. Try to be more economical and buy those things that you need at the moment. Simplify your life as much as possible. Reduce your purchases and try to share things with others as much as possible. Not all used things are bad. Replace disposables like batteries, ink cartridges, etc and send them for recycling.
This is a more effective way of saving money if you buy in bulk. Avoid buying single use packs which not only costs more but also does not last long.
Do not waste too much while you are cooking. Make sure you use the ingredients efficiently. Do not discard the left over. You can keep them in the refrigerator and reuse it for the next day keeping in mind that the expiry date is not crossed.
Reuse many items at home
There are many things in your home that you can use more than once. Products like food, beverages, magazines, electronics, appliances, books, sports goods and many more can be easily reused. If you have many friends you can borrow or lend things and reuse them. Donate clothes, furniture and many other household items and reuse them till they wear out.
Always buy durable items
Many a times we look at the price or item we need and just buy them without thinking how long the item might last. Even if you pay higher price and buy good quality items that is still ok as they are more durable than buying cheap quality items which just look good but do not last long.
Many items like cans, plastics, glass, batteries, cell phones, papers are all reusable. Some items like clothes, furniture which are of good quality, electronics, books, and many more are all recyclable. You can even donate them to the charity if they do not look so great after you get them recycled. Read more on recycling http://ehs.columbia.edu/ReduceReuseRecycle.html
Refuse to use products that create waste
You may buy in bulk a quantity, which is a good habit. However, if you buy in bulk the things which do not last long, then it is a whole lot of waste. Hence, you need to avoid this habit and reduce wastage.
Whether it is electricity or gas, energy is precious – whatever kind of energy it may be.
Never waste water, almost whole earth is getting short of water.
Whether it is soil or water or air pollution, stop doing this to have a better life.